It Took a Village
The applet required to produce an image for today’s prompt does not run on an iPad. (You may know that I’ve been participating in this blog challenge from London by pushing an iPad to the hilt.) I wish I had known that before the effort I expended trying to make it work! To make matters worse, the owner of the website concerned discourages teachers from assigning his application as homework:
Finally, and with all the respect due to teachers, whom I revere and consider to be the underpaid champions of our future: I wish you wouldn’t assign Wordle as homework. It results in angry emails to me from kids and (especially) their parents, who are understandably frustrated when they can’t get it to work, and feel under the gun to do so.
–Jonathan Feinberg, blog.wordle.net
Oh no! I had to think of something. I was not going to get blown out of the blog challenge on day 30!
Enter my Silicon Valley squad. I sent email to George with specific instructions. George had some trouble with it and sent it on to more cohorts. I woke up this morning with two results in my email. Interestingly, following the same instructions to enter the entire feed for Realitynibs.com into the applet had produced different word clouds (I’m referring of course to the actual words not the chosen font or colors).
A big thank you to George Ronkin, Ken Guzik and Roger Smith!
WEGO PROMPT FOR THIS POST: Make a word cloud or tree with a list of words that come to mind when you think about your blog, health or interests. Use a thesaurus to make the branches of your “tree” extend further. http://www.wordle.net/